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Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro

Kevin Bews

By Kevin Bews

SPF Manager

November 9, 2016

Photo of Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro

Photo of Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro

Last year, May 2015, Kyowa Corporation, a construction company based in Aichi prefecture, sponsored a senior’s workshop on designing and constructing elderly care facilities in platform frame construction with the cooperation of the Consulate of Canada in Nagoya and Council of Forest Industries. The senior’s workshop attracted 26 participants representing social welfare and medical corporations as well as facility designers and real estate developers. This year, the company successfully designed and built a large 2×4 wooden elderly care facility for one of the social welfare corporation’s that attended that senior’s workshop. As such, Nagoya consulate staff, Mr. Chénier La Salle, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner and Mr. Koji Idei, Trade Commissioner along with and COFI Tokyo staff, Kevin Bews and Maya Muto were invited to view the end result – the completed project at a pre-opening on September 23rd, 2016. The facility is a two-storey 2×4 building with a combined total floor area of 2,289m², consuming about 390 m³ of SPF dimension lumber. The facility is named Seijukai Elderly Home Momoshiro and is located in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, which is about a 45-minute drive from Nagoya City.